Abbreviations and terminology used in the doll collecting world and doll auction sites.
ABJD – Asian ball-jointed doll.
BEBE – A French doll representing a small child.
BISQUE – Unglazed porcelain. Most German and French dolls from the late 1800s and early 1900s had heads made of bisque.
BREVETE – French word for patented. Sometimes abbreviated to Bte. or B.T.E. and found on some antique dolls.
BIN – Buy it now.
BJD – Ball-jointed doll.
BNIB – Brand new in box.
BNWT – Brand new with tags / labels.
BW – Beauty white (milky color skin tone - used in some oriental dolls).
B43 – A number found on vintage Barbie dolls (left buttock) that indicate the shape-mold used.
CM – Closed mouth or closed lips - no mouth opening.
COA – Certificate of authenticity.
DEP – Found on some French and German dolls. French word abbreviation for Patent.
EUC – Excellent used condition.
EX – Excellent condition.
Fate Lade – Fortune Telling doll.
FC – Fine condition.
FR – French resin.
G – Good condition.
GENE – Popular fashion doll by Mel Odom and produced by Ashton Drake starting in the late 1990s.
GES – Abbreviation for "Gesch" - German word for Patent.
GD – Good condition.
HTF – Hard to find item.
JCB – Abbreviation of Jointed Composition Body on a doll.
KID – Common term for soft leather used in some French and German fashion doll bodies.
LB – Large busted doll.
LE – Limited edition.
MIB – Mint in box.
MIJ – Made in Japan.
MNB – Mint condition but no box.
MNT – Mint or perfect condition (subjective).
MIMB – Mint in mint condition box.
MIMP – Mint in mint condition package.
MIP – Mint condition in package.
NIB – New in box.
NM – Near mint condition.
NOS – New but old stock.
NRFB – Never removed from box.
NS – Normal skin (pinky-peach skin tone).
NWOB – New without box.
OB – Original box / In original box.
OOAK – One of a kind.
OM – Open Mouth - open mouth usually with inset teeth.
O/CM – Open Closed Mouth - open uncut mouth without teeth.
OSS – Original Swim Suit.
PE – Painted Eyes.
PL – Painted Lashes (eyelashes).
PLW – Painted Lash Walker (eyelash) doll.
SCR – Scratch.
Slip – Liquid clay and water to make porcelain.
SLW – Straight Leg Walker doll.
SWD – Sweet dream (describes a doll with closed eyes).
TITIAN – Red Hair.
UFK – Unfinished kit (doll with unfinished or unpainted sections or whole).
VGC – Very good condition.
WS – White skin doll (general term).
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